Entry of Cha u Kao (c.1896) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Entry of Cha u Kao - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - c.1896

Artwork Information

TitleEntry of Cha u Kao
ArtistHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Art MovementArt Nouveau (Modern)
Current LocationBrooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, US

About Entry of Cha u Kao

The artwork titled “Entry of Cha-u-Kao” is a creation of the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec from around 1896. The work belongs to the Art Nouveau movement and is categorized as a sketch and study genre. Currently, the artwork is housed at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, New York, United States. It reflects the distinct modernist style of the period with its characteristic lines and forms.

In the artwork, a lively scene is depicted, likely portraying a moment from a performance or an event. The central figure appears to be riding a horse, perhaps entering an arena or a parade, as suggested by the sense of motion and attention directed towards this character. The style is loose and expressive, capturing the essence of the moment rather than meticulous detail. Surrounding figures are sketched with dynamic lines, contributing to the sense of movement and energy in the scene. The audience or fellow performers are shown in the background, their attention also seems to be focused on the central character or action captured. The use of line work and the absence of color are typical for a study or a sketch, emphasizing forms and the immediacy of the subject matter.

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